Green Room Gang shows announced
CHURCH HILL — If you have children or grandchildren who want to spend their summer singing, dancing and making lifelong friends, look no further than Church Hill Theatre.
CHT’s Green Room Gang summer theater camp is a four- to five-week program that culminates in two fully staged musicals adapted for young performers.
This year’s musicals have been selected. The 2016 GRG Junior camp will be producing “The Jungle Book, Kids,” and Senior campers will take on “Bugsy Malone, Jr.” for the camp’s final performances in July.
GRG Junior, for youth entering grades one through five, will be led by Becca Van Aken, longtime GRG instructor and full-time teacher. The campers will bring to the stage memorable characters from the classic Disney film “The Jungle Book,” with a script specifically written for kids.
GRG Jr. begins Monday, June 27, and runs Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Full tuition for the four-week program is $330, with a 10 percent discount for CHT members.
GRG Senior, for young people entering grades six through 12, begins Monday, June 20, and runs Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Under the instruction of CHT veteran and staff member Liz Clarke, the campers will travel back in time to the roaring ‘20s in “Bugsy Malone Jr.,” when “bad guy” gangsters were a force to be reckoned with. Full tuition for the five-week program is $550, with a 10 percent discount for CHT members.
Scholarships are available for both camps.
Serving Clarke and Van Aken as technical assistant will be Nina Sharp, previous Senior instructor for GRG and current executive manager of Church Hill Theatre. Returning GRG intern Shannon Whitaker will be joined by Iz Clemens, both of whom have received extensive training in theater at the college level and will assist both directors throughout the camp.
Final performances for GRG will be 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24.
For applications or more information on GRG, call the CHT business office at 410556-6003 or email office@ churchhilltheatre.org. Applications are due by May 27.
Shown in the photo are the students of 2015 Green Room Gang at Church Hill Theatre in their curtain call pose. Front row is the cast of Green Room Gang Jr. in their GRG T-shirts, and back row features the cast of Green Room Gang Sr. just after performing “Into the Woods Jr.”